Europe Launches Satellite to Map Air Pollution in Unprecedented Detail

The European Space Agency (ESA) has launched the most advanced air-pollution-monitoring satellite ever built, with the mission of mapping the global distribution of dangerous air pollutants in unprecedented resolution. #sentinel 5p #airpollution #sameworld

According to Stephen Briggs, senior advisor to the director of ESA's Earth Observation program “Sentinel-5P carries an instrument called Tropomi, which is very powerful because it has a very wide swath — 2,600 kilometers wide [1,615 miles]," Briggs told Space.com during a launch event here hosted by the UK Space Agency and Airbus. "That means that it will give us the view of the whole Earth every day. Every day, we will get measurements of every point on the Earth." To read more please click here

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